Lot 226
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HANS ARP | Homme vu par une fleur

Estimate
2,500 - 3,500 EUR
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Description

  • Hans Arp
  • Homme vu par une fleur
  • bronze
  • height: 5,6 cm; 2 in.
  • Cast in 1958 in an edition of 400 and given as a gift to the contributors to the Art Pavilion at the World's Fair, Brussels, 1958.

Provenance

Oscar Mairlot, Brussels
Thence by descent to the present owner

Literature

Ionel Jianou, Jean Arp, Paris, 1973, no. 171
Eduard Trier, Jean Arp. Sculptures 1957-1966, Teufen, 1968, no. 171, another cast illustrated p. 108
Jörg Zutter & Monica Stucky-Schürer, Hans Arp: "nach dem Gesetz des Zufalls geordnet": Bestände und Deposita im Kunstmuseum Basel (exhibition catalogue), Basel, 1982, p. 44
Gary Tinterow, Lisa Mintz Messinger & Nan Rosenthal, Abstract expressionism and other modern works: the Muriel Kallis Steinberg Newman collection in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (exhibition catalogue), New York, 2007, another cast illustrated p. 35
Arie Hartog & Kai Fischer, Hans Arp, Sculptures, A Critical Survey, Bonn, 2012, no. 171, another cast illustrated p. 133

Condition

Attractive golden patina. The sculpture is sound. There are some minor surface scratches and slight wear to the patina, notably on the underside and to the protuding elements. There are a few nicks and some handling marks in places. This work is in overall good condition.
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